The Joe Birkby Teaching Apiary Club Shop

Situated at Preston BKA’s Teaching Apiary the club shop offers beekeeping supplies to members.

Items are sourced from Thornes Beekeeping Supplies and offered to members at a discount (usually around 10%). There is also the added advantage in that there is no postage to pay!

The club also benefits from all items sold.

Current price and stock list 

Price List August 15-22

Shop  Winter Opening Times 

Please note that the shop will be closed from 19th October to allow for stock taking to take place and will reopen on 3rd November.

From Thursday 3rd November every Thursday morning at 11.00 to 12 noon.

The first Saturday each month (starting Saturday 5th November) at 11.00 to 12.00 noon until the weekly Saturday Inspections restart next Spring.

Orders can be placed by contacting Jan Blanthorn-Hazell at or 07713155222.

Wax exchange

Preston & District BKA offers a wax exchange facility for members. Come and exchange your clean unwanted wax for vouchers to use in the shop. Find out how here. Wax Exchange

Gift Vouchers 

Gift vouchers are available to buy. These can be used to exchange for shop goods over the beekeeping season.

 Preston & District Beekeepers zip through hoodies now available to buy!

 Look the part wearing one of these bespoke comfy and useful hoodies.

They are available in royal blue and contain a specially designed yellow bee logo which is printed on the front and back. Mens and womens sizes  are available.

They are available to members at the special price of £32 each

Orders are now being taken in the Apiary shop and where sample sweatshirts are available to try.

Hive parts
National Hive
Frames and foundation